ELECTIONS | ELECTIONS

10-Jan-2015 to 12:59

Zambian govt rues 'colossal' poll expense

APA-Lusaka (Zambia) — Zambia’s interim President Guy Scott has expressed regret that a colossal amount of money will be spent on a bye-election to choose a president whose stint will last for about 18 months before polls are due again.

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08-Jan-2015 to 14:59

Nigeria's Jonathan kicks off re-election campaign

APA-Abuja (Nigeria) — Two days after the inauguration of his Presidential Campaign team, President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday formally began campaigning for re-election in Lagos, the stronghold of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC).

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06-Jan-2015 to 14:56

DRC bill allows Congolese abroad to run in presidential poll

APA-Kinshasa (DR Congo) – — The Congolese government has given the nod to a bill of law under which Congolese citizens settled abroad can run in the presidential election.

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06-Jan-2015 to 14:20

Zambian opposition blames ruling PF for economic woes

APA-Lusaka (Zambia) — The opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) has blamed the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) for the economic hardships currently faced by Zambians, saying these require short and long term measures to address them.

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05-Jan-2015 to 08:53

Mozambique poll partly free, not transparent – Observers

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — Mozambique Electoral Observatory, a coalition of religious bodies and non-governmental organisations, said Monday last year’s general elections were “partly free and fair, and not very transparent”.

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03-Jan-2015 to 14:46

Zambian elections body meets stakeholders

APA-Lusaka (Zambia) — The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) held a closed-door meeting with stakeholders on Saturday to allay opposition fears that it plans to rig a presidential by-election set for January 20.

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03-Jan-2015 to 14:25

Mozambique opposition threatens protests against poll verdict

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — Mozambique\'s opposition Renamo says it will organize nationwide demonstrations starting Saturday to protest the Constitutional Council’s decision to validate elections held in October that gave victory to the ruling Frelimo and its presidential candidate Filipe Nyusi.

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